POSITION: PUBLIC AFFAIRS MANAGER
FUNCTION NAME: Public Affairs & Communication
LOCATION: Head Office
EDUCATION: Social Sciences, Law, Humanities
CAREER TYPE: Masters in Public Relations, CSR, Public Affairs/Policy or other related Arts will be an added advantage
ROLE: Public Affairs Manager.
FUNCTIONAL AREA: Community Relations/Corporate Social Responsibility, Government Relations and Public Affairs
CLOSING DATE: 2011-07-26
DESIRED CANDIDATE PROFILE
Good understanding of national political environment/framework
Knowledge of local community relations (social issues and local cultures)
Public Relations knowledge and international best practices
Numeracy and analytical skills
Creativity and Innovation
Oral & Written Communications
Influencing and persuasion
Public Speaking ”
A. COMMUNITY RELATIONS / CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
In conjunction with plant teams, actively engages local communities within the region to determine needs, develops strategies and initiates programs which would answer to these needs, in close connection with the company’s strategies and Business Plan.
Ensure full understanding of CSR strategies and search for implementing partners with expertise and coordinates the timely execution of sustainable CSR programs in conjunction with the plant teams.
Conducts impact assessment of these programs on recipients and the company.
Ensures the community development initiatives are implemented within the CSR framework and standard operating procedures.
Oversee the activities of implementing partners and contractors working on community development programs.
Ensures companywide awareness of NBC CSR strategy and initiatives.
B. GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Identify key stakeholders with impact on company activities and develop a strategy and plan for relationship management.
Conduct regular survey of key stakeholder groups to gain up-to-date knowledge of their perceptions and attitudes on issues with potential impact on the businesses and reputation of the Company and use of the data for the relationship management and planning of communications programs.
Monitors political developments, identifies potential issues, evaluate threats and opportunities by analysing impact on the company and takes appropriate action if necessary
Analyses enquiries from government officials (State and Local) and other stakeholders about the company and develop and manage all necessary communication platforms towards relevant authorities, stakeholders and influencers needed to achieve the main purpose of the job.
C. PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Represent NBC in relevant industry associations, organizations and projects.
Coordinates and implements Company-sponsorsed events in conjunction with plant teams
Support PA&C department, Leadership team and other internal publics/persons with required knowledge.
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